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June 26, 2012


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Scott Brown is just what the state needs and just what the Senate needs. He's an independent voice who puts the well-being of the American people over party lines. Not only that, he's man we can all relate to. Someone who has worked tirelessly serving not only the American people, but his family.


This is proof that Senator Brown's Independent voice is being heard throughout Massachusetts. It is important to realize that unlike other congressman Senator Brown truly works to represent the needs and wishes of the people of Massachusetts over those of the GOP.


Senator Brown will need the overwhelming support of the independents along with a solid number of democrats willing to vote across party lines in order to win re-election. This is Massachusetts, and the odds have been against him since the special election in 2010- as we all know Massachusetts leans hard left.

That said, I think Scott's election in 2010 and the new poll numbers indicating such high approval ratings at a time when there is very little good will for elected officials serve as testament to the independence and open mindedness of Mass voters. Senator Brown has followed through on his promise to remain an independent voice committed to representing the commonwealth, and I hope we reward him with re-election.

Increasingly the nation divides itself up along part lines, but I'm hoping Massachusetts can buck that trend. In Washington, Senator Brown voted with Massachusetts' best interest in mind. Voters should find the courage to do the same on election day.


Brown's going all the way! May be tied at the top line but the rest of the numbers look goood


Sen. Brown has not voted in the interests of the people of MA unless you're a banker, not if you're a woman (equal pay was voted down by Brown & gop).
Forbes labeled Brown "Wall Streets Favorite Congressman"
He's a poser!

Elizabeth Warren wants to debate but Scott is afraid!

Koch Bros. support Brown and they don't have our citizens issues in mind, just de-regulation!!!
Wake up to the GOP corporate greed.


just read the first few comments which sound like they were posted by Brown's staff.

Look at Browns voting record & see if he votes for the people of MA.

I can still see him shaking David Koch's hand as he asked him for more help!


I'm not sure how Scott Brown will pull this off. With each of his votes, his GOP right-wing leanings become more and more apparent. His fundraising emails talk about his intention to obstruct Obama, if Obama is elected to a second term. He joins with the GOP and filibusters the debate on student loan interest rates. Massachusetts voters are beginning to understand that a vote for Scott Brown is a vote for a GOP Senate. He has shown himself to be neither moderate, nor bi-partisan, nor independent. It's an act.


People in Massachusetts aren't paying a great deal of attention yet. When Brown starts having to actually defend his record of voting with the Republicans the vast majority of the time, he'll lose that crossover support. Particularly if the Presidential race is uncompetitive at the national level and President Obama can do some campaigning for Warren.


Brown votes with his party when his vote counts. Everything else is smoke and mirrors. The more Elizabeth Warren gets his voting record out there the better she will do.

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